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Youth and Schools

We have a team of experienced and trained staff and coaches who deliver all our programmes with a  passion that will enthuse those taking part.

Youth and Schools

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Myddelton House

Bulls Cross




03000 030 618 *

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

We look forward to welcoming you back in September to experience our wealth of outdoor learning opportunities.


Please e-mail us to enquire about our programmes or make a provisional booking.


We are closely monitoring the guidance set out by the Government and welcome the road map for the return of outdoor learning in the Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance


For more details on our response please see our COVID Secure Risk Management Summary.

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Sporting programmes

Please contact the venue direct about these programmes

Outdoor learning programmes for Primary, Secondary, SEN schools and groups 
Young child looking under log


Habitat Discovery Day - Minibeasts

Students explore the weird and wonderful world of minibeasts in a variety of both terrestrial and aquatic micro-habitats.

Two children looking at plants


Plant Discovery Day KS1

Grow your pupils knowledge of plant lifecycles as they experience the journey from seed to supper!


Stone Age Discovery Day

Immerse your students in the world of Stone Age people

School group on bridge over River Lee


Rivers Walk

A unique opportunity to compare and contrast the natural features of the meandering River Lea with the straight River Lee Navigation.


Lee Valley VeloPark iconic Designs and World Class Spaces

Explore Lee Valley VeloPark to excite and engage your students about innovative yet functional spaces and buildings.

View over River Lee Country Park


Team Building Discovery Day

Give your pupils the ultimate team building experience. 

Child minibeast hunting


Habitat Discovery Day – Wildlife

Discover the wildlife on land in our London open space.


Plant Discovery Day KS2

Students follow in the footsteps of Victorian plant hunters undertaking a series of challenges to uncover  the secrets of plants!

School children looking at plants


WaterWorks Discovery Day

Bring your students to explore this unusual urban nature reserve in the heart of East London.


Lee Valley VeloPark Legacy in Action

Experience the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at the world class Lee Valley VeloPark

Orienteering group



Orienteering is the ultimate activity to help your group bond and gain confidence.

Pond dipping in the Lee Valley

SEN Schools and Groups

Explore Project

Discover the Lee Valley Regional Park in bite size portions combining three short workshops to create unique and relevant programme for your students.

Mud tree sprite


Mindfulness and Natural Art Discovery Day

Students are introduced to mindfulness and wellbeing through outdoor experiences.

School children looking through binnoculars


Rivers and Lakes Discovery Day

Water in Lee Valley has helped to shape the park, its' habitats and wildlife.


Cunning Running

Explore the park with our introduction to the exciting sport of orienteering.


Lee Valley VeloPark Regeneration in Action

This is a fantastic opportunity for geography students to visit Lee Valley VeloPark, one of the most iconic venues of the London 2012 Games.


White Water Investigation

Bring geography to life at Lee Valley White Water Centre.

Forest School session in the Lee Valley


Forest School

Experience Forest School, an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning.


In Lee Valley Regional Park

  • £5.60 per student for a half day’s visit (one programme)

  • £8.60 per student for a full day’s visit (two programmes)

  • £8.60 per student for our 10:00-14:00 Discovery Day

  • £50 guided walk group (one hour)


School based visits (price as below plus mileage at 50p per mile)

  • Stone Age Discovery Day £350 for up to 35 pupils

  • Forest Schools £5.50 per pupil per week (minimum of six week blocks)


We've a minimum charge for smaller groups. The minimum number for each of the groups listed below:

  • 20 primary, secondary and post 16 pupils

  • 15 for youth groups

  • 10 for special needs/ forest schools groups  


Sporting programmes:

  • Vary by venue and activity

Opportunities for assessing learner progress

Our Youth and Schools team who deliver our outdoor education programmes use numerous techniques to assess student learning. These will facilitate teacher’s assessment of their students’ learning throughout their session.


These include:

  • Questions and answer sessions

  • Enabling students to make predictions and reasoning using knowledge gained during sessions, research and conclude their findings during the visit

  • Role play presentations to each other, teachers and/or the whole group to reiterate key facts learnt

  • Individual learning and decision making

  • Creating designs based on research and presenting ideas and designs in groups

  • Navigating under time limits and obtaining scores during competitions

Health and safety information

Guidance for visiting the park 

The guidance notes for leaders visiting the park contain important information that must be read prior to visiting us (if you have any difficulty accessing this document please contact us for a hard copy). 

Guidance for in school visits

The guidance notes for in school visits contain important information that must be read prior to us visiting you (if you have any difficulty accessing this document please contact us for a hard copy).  

School based visits and self led park visits to the park

Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles (42 kms) from Ware in Hertfordshire to the banks of the Thames in East London. It comprises a host of leisure facilities. Activities available range from ice skating through to horse riding cycling and golf as well as a visit to the popular Lee Valley Animal Adventure Park.
School based visits  
We would love you to experience our 10,000 acre park, however if you can’t join us, we offer opportunities to come to you. The following programmes can be offered in schools:

Self Led visits
There are opportunities for you to arrange your own visit to sites and venue throughout the park, from Middlesex Filter Beds and Walthamstow Marshes in the south, to River Lee Country Park and Rye House Gatehouse in the north.
Please contact us if you would like to run a self-led visit to the park as there are various health and safety and site control measures of which your group need to be aware.